See Death Valley’s 2016 superbloom

AMARGOSA SUPERBLOOM from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

Did you miss the rare superbloom earlier this year in Death Valley National Park? I did, and it made me sad. Death Valley sees a superbloom only once every decade or two. But it happened in 2016, thanks to weeks of rain fueled by this year’s El Niño. Dormant seeds awoke and the desert burst into a superbloom of wildflowers. If you missed it, as I did, never fear. Our friend Harun Mehmedinovic got in touch with word of another cool video – titled Amargosa Superbloom – visiting Death Valley National Park and Amargosa Valley during 2016’s rare wildflower superbloom. Ahhhh.

Harun told EarthSky:

This timelapse was filmed as part of SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible Dark Sky areas in North America, which I am working on with my shooting partner Gavin Heffernan (

We are working in collaboration with International Dark-Sky Association (, a nonprofit organisation fighting to educate the public about light pollution and to preserve the dark skies around the world.

You can read more about the video on Harun’s Vimeo page.

Thank you, Harun!

June 14, 2016

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